Report: Orioles trade Miguel Castro to Mets, acquire LHP Kevin Smith

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Orioles reportedly beat the trade deadline buzzer with the acquisition of left-handed pitching prospect Kevin Smith from the New York Mets. In return, the Orioles traded away relief pitcher Miguel Castro. The Orioles will also receive a Player To Be Named Later, or cash in the deal.” data-reactid=”16″>The Orioles reportedly beat the trade deadline buzzer with the acquisition of left-handed pitching prospect Kevin Smith from the New York Mets. In return, the Orioles traded away relief pitcher Miguel Castro. The Orioles will also receive a Player To Be Named Later, or cash in the deal.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Smith, according to MLB.com's prospect rankings, was the Mets' 12th ranked prospect in the system. A 6-foot-5 left-hander, he attended the University of Georgia and was a 7th round draft choice in 2018. He reached Double-A last season where he threw in six games (all starts), posting a 3.45 ERA with a 1.277 WHIP in 31 ⅓ innings pitched.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”22″>Smith, according to MLB.com’s prospect rankings, was the Mets’ 12th ranked prospect in the system. A 6-foot-5 left-hander, he attended the University of Georgia and was a 7th round draft choice in 2018. He reached Double-A last season where he threw in six games (all starts), posting a 3.45 ERA with a 1.277 WHIP in 31 ⅓ innings pitched. 

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Smith was strong against left-handed batters in 2019 and only allowed a .207 average with a .271 on-base percentage against him. He struck out 28 batters and walked just 15 in Double-A. In high-A ball, he started 17 games and threw 85 ⅔ innings. He struck out 102 batters and walked just 24.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”24″>Smith was strong against left-handed batters in 2019 and only allowed a .207 average with a .271 on-base percentage against him. He struck out 28 batters and walked just 15 in Double-A. In high-A ball, he started 17 games and threw 85 ⅔ innings. He struck out 102 batters and walked just 24. 

In return, Castro was sent to the Mets after four-plus seasons as an Oriole. In 2018 and 2019 he was relied upon heavily, appearing in 63 and 65 games, respectively. 

In 16 appearances in 2020, Castro posted a 4.02 ERA in 15 ⅔ innings pitched. He struck out 24 batters and walked only five, with 17 hits allowed. Castro is arbitration eligible in 2021 and is eligible for free agency in 2023. 

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